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Animals and their sixth Sense

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posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 05:49 PM
When my lovely Tim died in his own bed with all of his family and loved ones there, his last breath was the long 1 minute exhale. The dogs outside kicked back their heads and howled like we never had heard them howl or cry.

How did they know he died just then?

Oscar the cat at a aged facility has predicted within 2 hours over 50 deaths.

Oscar was a kitten that was adopted by the Rhode Island facility in 2005, as part of the rehabilitation program. Oscar’s upbringing on the 3rd floor nursing home for residents with end-stage dementia is how he may have learned when a patient will pass. He paces the hallways making his rounds, sniffing the air. If he believes a patient will pass he lays down next to them.
There have been articles and a book written about Oscar. Veterinarians have theories on how it is that he knows when death is near. It is believed that Oscar can predict death is imminent within 2 hours. A bodies dying cells give off an odor that may be familiar. Therefore lying with the patient until they pass. It is also noted that the patients Oscar has layed next to have passed from an infection, carbapenem-resistent Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Some of the patient’s relatives have asked that Oscar be removed when a patient is dying. He will wait outside meowing in protest. Almost as if he wants to be there to comfort the patient in the last hours of life. The staff at the medical facility now call family when he is seen sleeping next to a patient.

Animals sensing danger

Is gaining a 'sixth sense' one of the rewards of appreciating nature? The recent Tsunami in December 2004 that devastated parts of Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka renewed interest in the seeming existence of a sixth sense in animals. One of the devastated areas was an animal reserve at Yala in Sri Lanka with monkeys, leopards, buffalo, elephants and 130 species of birds. But after the Tsunami and the unfortunate death of many tourists, virtually no animal carcasses were found. How did the animals escape the tidal wave? Animals were reported to behave strangely long before the Tsunami struck. Some observations were that elephants screamed and ran to higher ground. A dog refused to go for its beachside walk. Flamingos breeding at Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary in India abandoned their nests for higher ground before the tidal wave struck. And zoo animals remained in their shelters. The problem with some of these observations must be that they are coincidental, but become remembered as evidence of a sixth sense upon association with such a significant event. A bit like people who thought Uri Geller could mend watches by channelling psychic powers through their TV set. A small percentage of 'broken' watches will always work for a while if tested again, and these are the examples that would get reported, rather than the majority of boring failures.

Dr Beattie

Animal strange behaviour saved many in a cityin China from a earthquake:

There have been other examples of animal sixth sense. For example, strange behaviour by animals in 1975 in the Chinese city of Haicheng led officials to evacuate the city, which saved thousands of lives when a large earthquake struck a few days later. Similarly, it was recorded that before an earthquake struck Helice in Greece in 373 B.C., animals such as dogs, rats and snakes fled the city. A medical doctor in Japan in September 2003 claimed that he could predict earthquakes when the behaviour of dogs became erratic and anxious.

The question is, Do they have a extra sense? Or just enhanced senses? IS it "psychic" or is it natural intuition?
What extraordinary behavior have you heard about animals or your own pets.

[edit on 2-2-2010 by zazzafrazz]

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:08 PM
There is a british "scientist" named Rupert Sheldrake who has done many experiments concerning animal telepathy, and claims to have gotten overwhelmingly positive results. It's hard to accept any phenomena that would seem to operate outside the realm of accepted physical processes, but I suppose we cannot rule anything out. Sheldrake has a series of interesting talks about his experiments here, here, and here.

A paper of his about parrot telepathy here, and a more casual article here about animal telepathy in general.

I'm a skeptic, but it still seems to me like my dogs think to each other sometimes. How would it work? Why doesn't it happen with humans more often or in an experimentally verifiable way? Why have we been so successful in explaining mental processes using neurobiology if a full explanation requires psi? These are all interesting questions, especially if it can be shown that animal telepathy is real.

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:08 PM

Originally posted by zazzafrazz
The question is, Do they have a extra sense? Or just enhanced senses? IS it "psychic" or is it natural intuition?

Ask how an ant thinks about it's world, what does a cat think?, how you will have had a 'gut' feeling sometimes?

To start you have to understand your self! - And to be honest if any human other than my self pretended to understand my I would smirk...

We our selves are a bundle of consciousness and unconsciousness, way way way more than our respectful modern day selves will allow us to think we are.

How do you feel the world - do you over think it?

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:10 PM
The power that some animals have is a wonder to me and there some to be so many that are untapped which could be used for beneficial purposes. This case may have something to do with detection of the viberational change, spirits/angels arriving into the pressence of the soon to be departed.

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:26 PM
i really dont know what to make of this topic, my friends mother used to own a doberman (sp?) if she went out shopping or left the house for any length of time the dog would become agitated and excited roughly five mins or so before she came back, it didnt matter how long she was out for the dog always "knew" she was on her way back five mins before she returned, i saw it happen numerous times and it always amazed me, it was great for my friend too, he had an early warning system to tell him when to get out of the drinks cabinet

facinating subject, s+f.

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by zazzafrazz

My dogs can certainly tell when I have the blues. They become very affectionate and shadow me everywhere I go. Also they either can hear my GF car or are psychic because they want out to go greet her at least 3 or 4 min. before she arrives. I don't know the cause but dogs have an awareness that is astonishing.

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:35 PM
It's wonderful and mysterious

I wonder why humans don't have much of this sense or is it "back to nature" that help us see all of ourselves?

Fascinating though!

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:36 PM

Originally posted by Tantalus
It's wonderful and mysterious

I wonder why humans don't have much of this sense or is it "back to nature" that help us see all of ourselves?

Fascinating though!
Yes I think the same thing, do we have that inate ability? and has it been socialised out of us?

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:44 PM
My dog saved my life. I cannot imagine living a day without feeling the unconditional love from a creature once lived in a lousy petshop. She have the ability to detects my moods.

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 06:45 PM
I personally believe that animals follow their gut instinct. You have probably realized that something bad is going to happen before it happens. Animals follow this, birds start to fly away before hurricanes hit. Sheep go wild before earthquakes, dogs and cats hide before a thunderstorm.

Animals run on pure instincts, humans have learned to ignore theirs.

If humans were to follow their instincts, then maybe they to would run before a tragedy. I have heard from many people that they have just known when something bad happened in there family even though they were no where close.

Ask some of yours friends, and yourself if you have ever had a hunch before something bad happens. the answer is yes.

It could be that everything in the world is connected, which would support the string theory.

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 07:46 PM
I am always in wonder when I see this subject occur in nature, animals have honed this amazing instinct that we have allowed to blunt, yes we all get "feelings" when something bad is going to happen but it is such a shame that the overwhelming majority of us have not retained the skills to sharpen these senses to the level of the average animal. I say overwhelming majority in hope that there are some out there that still can so that they may, one day, find a way to share this precious ability with the rest of us.

Two days prior to the Sichuan earthquake in China local newspapers reported that thousands and thousands of toads came up out of the ground and went "hopping mad", now this may be a coincidence, or perhaps the toads felt an initial tremor, I am not suggesting that the only explanantion for this incident is that they had visions of the impending doom. I asked many people about this after the earthquake and some of the older ones told me that this was not the first time that such an incident has been recorded, I am of the opinion that man must humble himself and look to and learn from nature, so as I live and work in Sth. China, and would prefer to be armed with any advance warning of a natural disaster, I keep a very keen eye out for unusual animal activity.

posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:59 PM
I have another sense... Can't really figure it out, guess everyone has it.
edit - Sultans Of Swing (me maybe?)
And of course

Animals are dumb, pandas are really dumb. - No romance, no friendship, greed, dreams, forethought, hope, dreams again.

Pandas are dumb - (professional derail?)

[edit on 3/2/2010 by Now_Then]

posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 12:03 AM
Nice post. S&F.

I do agree. I'm sure animals have a 6th sense of some sort. Even simple things like how your cat or dog knows you are going to take it to the Vet, before you even show them the Basket.

Like how they know you are away to leave the house and go somewhere, so they act different.

Maybe it's because they are closer to being wild than we are, who knows. They are definatley in tune with humans and nature thats for sure.


posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 01:42 AM
Here in France is a story that is often shown on TV.
There was a family who had a cat. One day, they had to move 800 kms away. The problem was that they couldn't find their cat on the day they had to go (he used to go wandering outside). After two hours waiting for him, they finally went away, leaving him behind.
One year and a half later, as they children were playing in the garden, they saw a cat coming. You guessed it : it was their cat ! No one knows how he managed to find where they had moved, but he did.

posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 08:43 AM
I recently suffered a heart attack and my dog knew something was up. When my son returned from the hospital she (my dog) was really freaking out, whining and howling constantly. She has never done this before to this extinct.

Then he said he was on the phone with my wife and she wanted to know where I was because they transferred me to a different hospital, he told her that I was in such and such hospital and suddenly my dog stopped whining and howling as soon as he said that. Like she understood what he was saying. And she now knew where I was and relaxed.


posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 08:45 AM
i believe the late Steve Irwin was very "in tune" with his sixth sense ability with animals, sometimes you could just tell by the way animals would react to him in his doco's, majority of the time they would become instantly submissive and dosile around him because they sensed or felt no harm whatsoever from him, it really was an incredible talent he possessed. even so much was his talent for this sixth sense that steve accurately predicted the passing of his mother, one night he got out of bed in the middle of the night about 2am and drove to his mothers house because he "knew something was wrong" on the way driving to her house he found a car accident had happened involving his mother, and drove right to the scene of the accident by sheer intuition, quite weird as he had a very strong connection with mother earth and its inhabitants. this is a true story, look it up yourself if you dont believe it.

i feel his downfall was he didnt have that "bond" or "link" with the animals of the ocean which led to his downfall, if he stuck with the land animals/ amphibians he may be alive today.

[edit on 3-2-2010 by Journal of the Whills]

posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 08:47 AM
I've always wondered why EVERY dog I've ever had barked at particular people.

I know I'm not the only one who has dogs like this.

posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 08:48 AM
Well this video certainly seems to show that this Dog had a sixth sense. Out the gates, and over the finish line in a dash!

The dog you see in my avatar, was highly sensitive to weather patterns. Whenever a thunderstorm loomed over Johannesburg, she would disappear into her basket.... Clever Mutt

posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 08:53 AM
Animals do have a sixth sense, yes. And thanks for making this discussion on this!

My dog sometimes goes "weird" in times where there is ALOT of emotions in the house (i.e. someone died, had a accident,etc.) it's like if she is understanding us, even if we don't communicate that much. And I'm sure there is more...

posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by jolois

Not only a 6th sense, but much more acute regular senses such as hearing and smelling and sight. There's so much that goes on out there beyond our physical sense capability that I can only wonder how much we miss that's happening right beside us.

Then again, Dogs will eat their own cuck, so it makes you wonder where on the evolutionary scale their sense of taste fell off.

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